Sarah Simpson

A mobile home fire prompted a quick response from firefighters Saturday around 3:30 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
A mobile home fire prompted a quick response from firefighters Saturday around 3:30 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
‘It was a great week for Jan Pullinger, MLA. She accompanied Andrew Petter, the new Minister of Health to Lake Cowichan. He credited her with saving the Youbou mill. Left to right, Jan, Petter and Sam Beldessi, president of the Cowichan Seniors. Pullinger and Petter were visiting the Seniors’ Centre.’ (Lake News, March 6, 1996)

Lake Flashback: A new library, Peewee sports, and a resignation

Welcome to Lake Flashback. Reporter Sarah Simpson has been combing through old…

‘It was a great week for Jan Pullinger, MLA. She accompanied Andrew Petter, the new Minister of Health to Lake Cowichan. He credited her with saving the Youbou mill. Left to right, Jan, Petter and Sam Beldessi, president of the Cowichan Seniors. Pullinger and Petter were visiting the Seniors’ Centre.’ (Lake News, March 6, 1996)
A mobile home fire prompted a quick response from firefighters Saturday around 3:30 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

Mobile home up in flames at Duncan RV Park

One patient burned, EHS on scene

A mobile home fire prompted a quick response from firefighters Saturday around 3:30 p.m. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Home is where you know your neighbours

My mom has lived at that address for 43 years.

Sarah Simpson
”Nicknamed ‘Roadie’ by one of the ambulance attendants who assisted with his delivery, Jerad Leelyn McArthur is the first ever baby to be born in an ambulance in Lake Cowichan. Lee Change, ambulance attendant says he heard the little cry and said ‘Thank you, Lord.’” (Lake News, Feb. 28, 1996)
”Nicknamed ‘Roadie’ by one of the ambulance attendants who assisted with his delivery, Jerad Leelyn McArthur is the first ever baby to be born in an ambulance in Lake Cowichan. Lee Change, ambulance attendant says he heard the little cry and said ‘Thank you, Lord.’” (Lake News, Feb. 28, 1996)
‘I chose my children’s breakfasts purely based on what dishes would fit best into the dishwasher.’ (Bobbi Venier photo)

Sarah Simpson Column: Delayed gratification and the benefits of efficiency

I was driving with just my daughter the other day and we…

‘I chose my children’s breakfasts purely based on what dishes would fit best into the dishwasher.’ (Bobbi Venier photo)
Lake Cowichan Secondary School Grade 12 student Juliana Pool performs a mash-up of songs on the piano during the school’s talent show, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. Pool both sang and played the piano on songs like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Free Falling’, ‘With or Without You’, and others. (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette)

Lake Flashback: Test skipped; ‘Lake News’ sold; mill shutdown

Remember these stories from Lake Cowichan?

Lake Cowichan Secondary School Grade 12 student Juliana Pool performs a mash-up of songs on the piano during the school’s talent show, Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. Pool both sang and played the piano on songs like ‘Sweet Home Alabama’, ‘Free Falling’, ‘With or Without You’, and others. (Tyler Clarke/Lake Cowichan Gazette)
Celebrate with BC Girl Guides in the community on Feb. 22, as they shine their Guiding lights in support of girl empowerment. (File photo)

Big Stick turns blue for Guiding Lights Across BC on Feb. 22

B.C. landmarks, including a trio in the Cowichan Valley will be lit…

Celebrate with BC Girl Guides in the community on Feb. 22, as they shine their Guiding lights in support of girl empowerment. (File photo)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Fish rescue proves hope prevails against all odds

They’re a species at risk and are only for catch and release in B.C.

Sarah Simpson
Cowichan Valley author Teresa Schapansky’s books for young readers have become a phenomenon on Amazon. (Submitted)

Cowichan author tops Amazon charts

The award-winning Duncan-based author learned of a need for low-level readers in the classroom

Cowichan Valley author Teresa Schapansky’s books for young readers have become a phenomenon on Amazon. (Submitted)
Candace Spilsbury is the Cowichan Valley Board of Education’s chair. (Submitted)

Feedback required on three-year Cowichan Valley school calendar

Now in the final year of the last three-year calendar, it’s time…

Candace Spilsbury is the Cowichan Valley Board of Education’s chair. (Submitted)
Grade 7 Students at Queen of Angels school walked up and down Maple Bay and Tzouhalem road picking up garbage to celebrate their annual Catholic Schools Week by doing something good for the community. (Submitted)

Q of A sudents clean up in Duncan to celebrate Catholic Schools Week

Walked up and down Maple Bay and Tzouhalem roads picking up garbage

Grade 7 Students at Queen of Angels school walked up and down Maple Bay and Tzouhalem road picking up garbage to celebrate their annual Catholic Schools Week by doing something good for the community. (Submitted)
Jen Woike of Farmer Ben’s Eggs wants consumers to truly know where their eggs were produced. (Citizen file)
Jen Woike of Farmer Ben’s Eggs wants consumers to truly know where their eggs were produced. (Citizen file)
“You put her over the top! Last week we appealed to you, our readers to put Nichole Stock, 14, over the top. Last year the Lake Cowichan News carrier who lives in Caycuse had raised $2,500 for the Variety Club Telethon. This year, up to last week, she had only $2,500. As usual Cowichan Lake answered the appeal and Nichole was able to top last year’s figure by an amazing $900. She appeared on air on CHEK 6 Sunday and gave the Variety Club a cheque for $3,430.96. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Stock.” (Lake News/Feb. 14, 1996)

Lake Flashback: School questions, spray park, and a big grant

Remember these stories from Lake Cowichan

“You put her over the top! Last week we appealed to you, our readers to put Nichole Stock, 14, over the top. Last year the Lake Cowichan News carrier who lives in Caycuse had raised $2,500 for the Variety Club Telethon. This year, up to last week, she had only $2,500. As usual Cowichan Lake answered the appeal and Nichole was able to top last year’s figure by an amazing $900. She appeared on air on CHEK 6 Sunday and gave the Variety Club a cheque for $3,430.96. She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken Stock.” (Lake News/Feb. 14, 1996)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson Column: Confidence: Give kids an inch, they’ll take a mile

My four-year-old daughter is now proud to fix her own Rice Krispies

Sarah Simpson
Tristen Peterson is hoping to set up a youth council at Lake Cowichan School. (Submitted)

Lake Cowichan youth group wants to set up their own council

Tristen Peterson wants to set up a youth council at Lake Cowichan School

Tristen Peterson is hoping to set up a youth council at Lake Cowichan School. (Submitted)
The 2018/19 Lady of the Lake royalty wave to enthusiastic supporters from the crowd. (Gazette file)

Lady of the Lake a go, Ambassador Program coming to Lake Cowichan

Jocelyn Lundberg new program coordinator for the British Columbia Ambassador Program

The 2018/19 Lady of the Lake royalty wave to enthusiastic supporters from the crowd. (Gazette file)
“That’s a lot of hundreds, but it adds up to only $5,000 which really isn’t much in the world of debt. Rev. Dr. Cullene Bryant, Minister of the Lake Cowichan United Church needs to raise that money which would get the church out of debt. They need to raise a lot more for the church to run efficiently. (Lake News/Feb. 7, 1996)

Lake Flashback: More pennies, church debt, and Citizen of the Year

Remember these stories from Lake Cowichan?

“That’s a lot of hundreds, but it adds up to only $5,000 which really isn’t much in the world of debt. Rev. Dr. Cullene Bryant, Minister of the Lake Cowichan United Church needs to raise that money which would get the church out of debt. They need to raise a lot more for the church to run efficiently. (Lake News/Feb. 7, 1996)
Sarah Simpson

Sarah Simpson column: The bittersweet reality that is time

And don’t get me started on the time thief that is COVID-19.

Sarah Simpson
Brent Clancy, president of the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce, takes down the signs at the Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre, which closed its doors for good on Jan. 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)

UPDATED: Mayor looking forward to future possibilities as Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre closes

In short, the Chamber is blaming the Town of Lake Cowichan.

Brent Clancy, president of the Cowichan Lake District Chamber of Commerce, takes down the signs at the Lake Cowichan Visitor Centre, which closed its doors for good on Jan. 31. (Robert Barron/Citizen)